worrying

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

worry +‎ -ing

AdjectiveEdit

worrying (comparative more worrying, superlative most worrying)

  1. Inducing worry.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Moldova did give England's under-employed keeper Joe Hart a worrying moment when Igor Armas sent a free header wide but otherwise it was an easy night.
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VerbEdit

worrying

  1. present participle of worry

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English werying, equivalent to worry +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

worrying (plural worryings)

  1. The act of worrying or harassing somebody.
    • 1846 October 1 – 1848 April 1, Charles Dickens, “Retribution”, in Dombey and Son, London: Bradbury and Evans, [], published 1848, OCLC 145080417, page 594:
      There is a snaky gleam in her hard grey eye, as of anticipated rounds of buttered toast, relays of hot chops, worryings and quellings of young children, sharp snappings at poor Berry, and all the other delights of her Ogress's castle.